Laurent Koscielny drew the ire of Arsenal legend Ian Wright for unveiling his new Bordeaux by ripping off one of his former club on Wednesday.
But the French defender didn’t see the problem with his controversial move, saying that he showed his loyalty to the Gunners on the pitch during his nine years and 353 games in London.
“I have the greatest respect for Arsenal,” he said on Wednesday at a press conference.
“I showed my respect on the pitch. As far as my transfer is concerned, that’s not for me to discuss. I am now at Bordeaux, with a match quickly approaching.
“When the chance to move to Bordeaux arose, I weighed up the pros and cons. I thought it was a good choice.